GMC Acadia vs Jeep Grand Cherokee L

2020 GMC Acadia
2020 GMC Acadia
$29,800MSRP
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2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
$41,535MSRP
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2020 GMC Acadia
$29,800MSRP
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2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
$41,535MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$29,800

MSRP

$41,535

Average price

$23,994

Average price

$39,629

Listings

9374

Listings

9321
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.0 out of 10

Expert reviews

8.2 out of 10
Pros
  • Spacious third row
  • Easy-to-use technology
Cons
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
Pros
  • Great handling
  • Great ride quality
  • Premium interior materials
Cons
  • Underwhelming base engine
  • Irritating transmission

Reviews Summary

Long story short, as a friend of mine likes to say, GMC screwed up. This is just my opinion, of course, but when GMC redesigned the Acadia for the 2017 model year, the SUV shrank in size and switched to a softer look in order to plug a huge hole in the Buick-GMC SUV lineup.

Fast-forward to 2020, and GMC may have decided this move was a bad idea. As part of a refresh, the new Acadia adopts bolder styling and adds a new AT4 trim level with greater off-roading capability. Additional changes include the availability of a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a new nine-speed automatic transmission, and new and updated technology.

These revisions do help the Acadia to better stand out in what is now an ocean of midsize SUVs, from Hyundai to Kia and Honda to Toyota, and everything in between, but it’s up to GMC to make people aware of this fundamentally good, but oh-so-vanilla SUV. And the company must also address the Acadia’s questionable value.

Reviews Summary

The Grand Cherokee L is the three-row version of Jeep's popular midsize SUV. It continues into 2023 with higher prices and new competitors, namely the Land Rover Defender 130 and Toyota Grand Highlander. The style and 4x4 hardware are classic Jeep, but the Grand Cherokee L is built for comfort over raw capability. We tested the top trim, a Summit Reserve, that was priced over $75,000 and worth it—most of the time.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.5L 193 hp I4

Engine

3.6L 293 hp V6

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

4X2

Seating Capacity

7

Seating Capacity

7

Horsepower

193 hp @ 6300 rpm

Horsepower

293 hp @ 6400 rpm

MPG City

21

MPG City

19

MPG Highway

27

MPG Highway

26
2020 GMC Acadia
2020 GMC Acadia
$29,800MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
$41,535MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2020 GMC Acadia
$29,800MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
$41,535MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$29,800
$41,535
Average price
$23,994
$39,629
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.5
4.7
Expert reviews

7.0 out of 10

Read full review

8.2 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Spacious third row
  • Easy-to-use technology
Cons
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
Pros
  • Great handling
  • Great ride quality
  • Premium interior materials
Cons
  • Underwhelming base engine
  • Irritating transmission
Summary

Long story short, as a friend of mine likes to say, GMC screwed up. This is just my opinion, of course, but when GMC redesigned the Acadia for the 2017 model year, the SUV shrank in size and switched to a softer look in order to plug a huge hole in the Buick-GMC SUV lineup.

Fast-forward to 2020, and GMC may have decided this move was a bad idea. As part of a refresh, the new Acadia adopts bolder styling and adds a new AT4 trim level with greater off-roading capability. Additional changes include the availability of a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a new nine-speed automatic transmission, and new and updated technology.

These revisions do help the Acadia to better stand out in what is now an ocean of midsize SUVs, from Hyundai to Kia and Honda to Toyota, and everything in between, but it’s up to GMC to make people aware of this fundamentally good, but oh-so-vanilla SUV. And the company must also address the Acadia’s questionable value.

The Grand Cherokee L is the three-row version of Jeep's popular midsize SUV. It continues into 2023 with higher prices and new competitors, namely the Land Rover Defender 130 and Toyota Grand Highlander. The style and 4x4 hardware are classic Jeep, but the Grand Cherokee L is built for comfort over raw capability. We tested the top trim, a Summit Reserve, that was priced over $75,000 and worth it—most of the time.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.5L 193 hp I4
3.6L 293 hp V6
Drive Train
FWD
4X2
Seating Capacity
7
7
Horsepower
193 hp @ 6300 rpm
293 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG City
21
19
MPG Highway
27
26
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